Parents Guide: How to navigate social media safely with your kids

The Parents Guide is crafted to address your concerns about how social media affects your child's well-being, providing essential insights and practical advice for navigating social media platforms and ensuring your kids' online safety.

Most young people use social media, with many saying they are “almost constantly” online. On average, a US teen spends nearly 5 hours each day on social media. And while social media platforms say that users must be at least 13 years old, research suggests that nearly 40% of 8-12 year-olds use social media.

It’s hard for parents to keep up. Platforms keep changing. New ones turn up every year. Your kid might be sitting next to you, but they aren’t sharing the same experiences – they could be in a world of their own on their phone than you, on a platform you’ve never used yourself.

The Center for Countering Digital Hate has created a free guide for parents, guardians, or teachers to help them understand what kids may be exposed to, how to set boundaries, how to have conversations about what they see online, and where to go for further help.

Download our free Parents Guide to help you navigate social media safely with your kids.

What you’ll get:

  • How social media platforms and algorithms operate
  • The various types of harms that children experience online
  • Practical advice for parents and guardians
  • Additional resources for support and advice

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Parents Guide

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